Oksana Grigorieva: Mel Gibson Is a Depressed Lunatic
By PopEater Staff Posted Oct 6th 2010 09:40AM
Mel Gibson's former girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, is speaking out about their relationship for the first time admitting she was scared for her life. In the exclusive PEOPLE interview, the Russian-born musician recalls one abusive incident last January in which she says Gibson hit her while she was holding their baby, Lucia. Gibson was "frothing at the mouth" and "talking to himself like a lunatic," Grigorieva claims. She even claims he threatened to take her life, choked her and held her at gun point.
In the interview, Grigorieva claims Gibson was "depressed" to the point of having "thoughts of suicide" and that he "would've killed himself many times if he wasn't Catholic." .... "He's afraid of hell."
"I thought he would kill me," says Grigorieva. She felt bullied by the actor and decided to tape all of Gibson's calls to protect herself. "I needed to document his threats." But she refutes Gibson's claim that she used the tapes to extort him, claiming she is "horrified" the tapes are even out there.
Gibson and Grigorieva are both under investigation, and the allegations could turn the fiasco into a messy two-way street -- claims of domestic violence against Gibson, claims of extortion against Grigorieva.
According to TMZ, Gibson agreed to pay his former girlfriend approximately $15 million if she agreed to "turn over all evidence and represent and warrant that all evidence has been turned over and all evidence will be destroyed in a manner agreed upon by both parties."
Last week, a judge has determined that the Oscar winner should be paying his ex-girlfriend $20,000 in child support payments each month -- instead of $5,000. Grigorieva still claims she is "severely in debt" but had to stand up "to a bully who is a rich and famous."
She still wants Gibson to be in their daughter's life. "I'm not angry at him," she says. "For the sake of Lucia, I really want him to be well. He has to have the courage to be responsible for what he's done."
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